Balboa Events

Local swing dance social events are constantly being curated and kept up to date by the admins of the Brisbane Swing Dance Hub Facebook group. This is the first point of call for anyone looking for a social dance or other swing classes to attend.

Below you will find a list of some of the larger Balboa workshop and exchange events around the world. If you do not see your Balboa event here please contact us to let us know about it!

Brisbane Balboa Weekend (Australia)

Brisbane Balboa Weekend is happening again! It will be running from the 27th to 29th of Sep 2024. Save the date and tell your friends! We aim to create a small and friendly vibe with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for all involved (just the way we love our Bal ^_^)

What you get:

  • Two days of air-conditioned classes for intermediate and above Balboa dancers.
  • International instructors (TBA)
  • Three evenings of social dancing with live bands that have been specifically crafted for Balboa dancing.
  • Low stress.
  • Friendly Brisbanites

Jurassic Bal (Canberra, Australia)

Join us for the first Balboa event based in Australia’s capital city, Canberra on the 8-10 March 2024!

After 3 years of COVID, we want to bring the joy of dancing back to our fellow Balboa dancers (with safety precautions of course).

This is our first event and we are excited to bring you some of the best Australian and European teachers.

Your organisers are working very hard to bring you a super fun and festive event with 2 days of workshops, 3 nights of social dancing and a couple of friendly competitions thrown in the mix.

Tickets on sale Friday 6 October, 1pm Canberra time: Jurassic Bal 8-10 March 2024 Tickets | TryBooking Australia

The California Balboa Classic (Pasadena CA, USA)

Location, schedule overview and event details coming soon!
January 12, 13 & 14:

Daytime Classes
Evening Dancing with Live Music
Afternoon and Evening Competitions
Late Night DJ Dancing
January 15: Beach Dance (weather permitting)

Historical Events Section

These events all stopped running during the global pandemic, but hopefully, some of them will return one day.

All The Cats Join In (Melbourne, Australia)

Hop aboard and come on a journey with us to Australia’s premier event for Bal-cats and Shag-cats! Travel in style with two popular college dances from the jazz age — Balboa and Collegiate Shag — for a long weekend holiday, jam-packed full of swingin’ goodness.

Sydney Balboa Weekend (Australia)

Bringing world-class Balboa instruction to Sydney.  We keep things on a smaller scale so you get to spend 100% of your learning time with the one set of teachers enabling them to keep the classes progressive for maximum impact.  The combination of high quality live music, DJs and lovely venues ensure that “Sydney Balboa weekends” deliver a premium event not to be missed.

The Balboa Experiment (North Carolina, USA)

The world’s most personal and personally challenging Balboa workshop. Now with four separate Balboa weeks ranging from intermediate through masters.

All Balboa Weekend (Cleveland OH, USA)

Featuring the American Classic Balboa Championships
TOP instructors
Live music
Dance ’til you drop
6 tracks of progressive classes
ProAm Division
Special pricing for first 50 International passes!

Korea Balboa Weekend (Seoul, South Korea)

Date: November 6 to 8 2020

BAL-AST OFF! (Huntsville AL, USA)

A weekend Balboa workshop in Huntsville Alabama, home of NASA’s Space Camp and Rocket City USA, dedicated to the preservation of the vintage swing dance known as Balboa. We think that Balboa is just about the best thing since the Jetsons and our goal is to help spread our joy for the dance, to infinity, and beyond!

Camp Balboa Seattle (Seattle WA, USA)

Camp Balboa Seattle is in its 4th year as the Pacific Northwest’s Premier Balboa event, and we are proud to have some of the world’s most innovative balboa instructors. Come see what all the fuss is about!

London Balboa Exchange (London, UK)

London Balboa Exchange is a small, friendly weekend for all you Balboa fans out there to come and enjoy some first class dancing in one of the best cities in the world. Run by a friendly group of dancers based in London, who want to showcase some of the best dancing, music and entertainment that London has to offer.

Rocky Mountain Blowout (Denver CO, USA)

Colorado’s premiere Balboa event – Top Tier Instruction, Live Music & DJs, Social Dancing all night!

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